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overdress

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

overdress \o'ver*dress"\, verb (used with an object) To dress or adorn to excess; to dress too much; to dress too formally for an informal occasion. --Pope. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

overdress

verb

1: dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot" [syn: {overdress}, {overclothe}] [ant: {underdress}]

2: put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive; "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera"; "The young girls were all fancied up for the party" [syn: {overdress}, {dress up}, {fig out}, {fig up}, {deck up}, {gussy up}, {fancy up}, {trick up}, {deck out}, {trick out}, {prink}, {attire}, {get up}, {rig out}, {tog up}, {tog out}] [ant: {dress down}, {underdress}]


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